Patrolman John Ringhauser

Patrolman John Ringhauser

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, May 7, 1931

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John Ringhauser

Patrolman John Ringhauser was killed in an automobile accident while on patrol.

Patrolman Ringhause was responding to a call of a burglary in progress when he attempted pass another car. His patrol car slid off the shoulder of the pavement, skidded and turned over four times on Woodhaven Boulevard near 107th Avenue, Ozone Park.

Patrolman Ringhause was taken to Jamaica Hospital where he died from a fractured skull and other injuries.

Patrolman Ringhauser had served with the New York City Police Department for three years and was assigned to the 102nd Precinct. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 11067

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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To The Family of Patrolman Ringhauser:
I wanted to offer my sympathies on your tragic death. Patrolman Ringhauser you are missed by your family, friends and colleagues. Your courage and bravery will never be forgotten. My dad Patrolman Owen C. Davis worked for almost 40 years out of the 102 precinct. His tour of duty was from 1928 until 1966. Then he retired and came to Florida with my mom and younger sister. Rest in peace Patrolman Ringhauser you will never be forgotten.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 1, 2011

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